Marlia, Lucca, Italy 06 December 2016 -- Toscotec has been awarded a contract to rebuild PM1 at Correll Tissue, in Durban, South Africa. The start-up of the rebuilt machine is scheduled for the second half of 2017.
Correll Tissue is the primary tissue paper manufacturing plant of Novus Holdings, one of the most technologically advanced print manufacturing operations in Africa. The plant, located in Phoenix Industrial Park, harnesses the potential of waste paper, produced by the extensive printing operations of the Group, to make domestic tissue paper. With the plant's sufficient converting capacity, investment in recycling processes has been made which sees a large quantity of the plant's water requirements being reprocessed.
The scope of supply will include a major rebuild of the existing fourdrinier tissue machine into a MODULO crescent former with a new TT Headbox-SLT. The delivery also includes a rebuilding of the existing approach flow system and the felt run, as well as the YD doctoring system.
Electrification and control system for the new parts, erection supervision, start-up assistance and training will complete the Toscotec's package. The new machine parts will be designed for a future speed of 1000 mpm with a reel width of 2460 mm.
"Partnering with a credible supplier on this project is of key importance and we are confident in the service Toscotec provides. We look forward to achieving great results on the rebuild," says Conrad Rademeyer, Group Executive: Coldset and Tissue at Novus Holdings.
Toscotec has previously supplied Correll Tissue with another key component: the TT SYD in 2006.
This new project consolidates Toscotec's capabilities to provide, not only a wide range of new machinery but also complex rebuild projects based on turn-key concept.
Toscotec is a turnkey projects supplier to the global paper industry. Since 1948, Toscotec offers complete production lines, plant retrofits, turnkey projects and individual machineries. The Group serves all the leading paper producers with customized solutions, leveraging on the experience gained in more than 60 years of activities.